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Upload OBB files on remote Android devices

An OBB file is an expansion file that is used to store additional data such as graphics, audio, and other components and assets of an Android gaming app, which are not stored in the main .apk file of the app. When testing a gaming app, you must test the app with the associated OBB expansion file.

App Live enables you to upload OBB files and test your gaming app on remote Android devices.

In this guide, you learn about:

Upload your OBB file

Prerequisites

  • Ensure that the size of the .obb file you are uploading does not exceed 2 GB.
  • The .apk file of your app is configured with an associated OBB file. Ensure that the file name of the OBB file that you are uploading is the same as the OBB file name associated with the .apk file.

To upload your OBB file:

  1. Log in to the App Live dashboard.
  2. On the App Live dashboard, upload the .apk/.aab file of your app from the left panel.
    Ensure that the app you are uploading is associated with an OBB file.
  3. Click the configuration icon near the .apk/.aab file name of your app. Click configuration icon
  4. In the .obb Expansion File option under App Configurations, click Upload.
  5. On your system, select the .obb file that you want to upload, and click Open to upload the file.
    After your .obb file upload is complete, the file name is displayed in the .obb Expansion File option. OBB filename displayed

Start your test session

Prerequisite

Upload your OBB file.

To start your test session, on the App Live dashboard, select your device from the device listing on the right panel.

During device setup, the following actions are completed automatically:

  • The .obb file is downloaded.
  • The .obb file is placed in the app folder.

After your test session is launched, you can test your app on the remote Android device.

Replace your OBB file

If you make updates or changes to the data stored in the OBB file associated with your app, you can replace the OBB file that you uploaded on the remote device, with the updated OBB file.

To replace your OBB file:

  1. Stop your ongoing test session.
  2. On the App Live dashboard, click the configuration icon near the .apk/.aab file name of your app.
  3. In .obb Expansion File under App Configurations, click the close icon next to the .obb file.
  4. Click Remove on the prompt.
  5. In .obb Expansion File, click Update.
  6. Select the updated OBB file that you want to upload.
  7. After the upload is complete, start your test session and test your gaming app with the new OBB file.

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